The chef cooks halibut and spinach for San Francisco taxi drivers, prepares fragrant stir-fried beef at home, and gives tips on seasoning a wok. He also shows actress June Whitfield how to prepare a spicy fish curry.
Chef Ken Hom visits the home of husband-and-wife actors Timothy West and Prunella Scales to cook a mushroom and beancurd dish. Plus, novelist Amy Tan is treated to steamed scallops.
Ken Hom visits Whitby in Yorkshire where he cooks Singapore-style crab for fisherman and his wife, gives tips on using a cleaver, and welcomes guest Terry Waite.
Ken Hom cooks for actress Jean Boht and her husband, composer Carl Davis , in their Chichester garden. He prepares Cantonese-style chicken wings fora Newcastle ice hockey team, gives advice on cooking rice and drops in on John Cleese.
Ken Hom visits the Scottish Borders to prepare aromatic five-spice trout and broccoli in fragrant wine sauce for shepherdess Viv Billingham. He also cooks rich aubergine with tomato and basil and spicy orange lamb for actor Tom Conti. Back home in California braised garlic chicken and quick prawn fried rice are on the menu.
The chef is in San Francisco, where he rustles up a succulent dish of steamed chicken and a pudding of poached ginger pears for Tales of the City author Armistead Maupin, then he takes a trip to Edinburgh to rustle up a quick curry for a bunch of soldiers.